NCLEX today, stress is not over!!

  1. 1/17/12: took the NCLEX today after spending the last three weeks preparing- spending all day studying, 8am-6
    pm. I did over 4000 questions from multiple sources. Completed the entire Kaplen Q-bank in 5 days, did Davis and LaCharity. My kitchen table looked like I was still in nursing school!!! I tried to think of all that I did not know- in the scope of nursing practice that left me clueless as to what to focus on. I did the best I could.

    During the test I kept looking at the number of questions, 45, 60, 70 and then 75, hit next and the test was over.... all I could think was this was it, the culmination of all I have given to be an RN, based on 75 questions. I was overcome with emotion, shed a few tears and walked out stunned.

    I drove home and did the Pearson Vue trick- and got the "good" pop up, still not sure even after all that I have read if it really works, I tried it again 12 hours later, and will keep trying until my name is on the CA BRN site (no quick view available). This entire journey to become a RN is like holding your breath- and waiting to exhale, from the prerequ classes, to being accepted into program, to passing each and every test during nursing school, the NCLEX and lastly finding a job. Please I hope that I have only one more step to complete (finding a job)!!! Thanks for letting me vent- !!
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  3. by   Delishatarver
    Congrats on your good pop up!! I take my nclex Thursday and I hope to see that good pop up too!! I'm sure you will find a job in no time!! Congrats RN!!!!!
  4. by   momin96,98,99
    Thanks, but really need to see it on the BRN site to believe it, and best wishes for your test on thursday!!
  5. by   littleone17
    Oh my gosh this story is just hair raising, congrats. The PVT never fails

    Hope to be an official nurse just like you come next Tuesday.

    "God is faithful to those who have called unto the fellowship of Jesus Christ our Lord"- Corinthians 1:9
  6. by   frankie,RN
  7. by   ~PedsRN~
    You got this! Congratulations!
  8. by   locolorenzo22
    if you don't feel like you bombed it, you did fine. You have to be doing horrible where you KNOW you have gotten no answers right for it to shut off at 75. Person vue works. congrats!
  9. by   littlekaneRN
    congratulations! you've worked hard and there is a light at the end of the tunnel!! I felt like I was having a flash back to when I took the NCLEX in july! I did the PVT as soon as I got home (that was incredibly nerve wracking!!) and got the good pop up. I checked again every day until I popped up on the PA BON website.

    again, congratulations and best of luck on your job hunt :spin:
  10. by   NurseLoveJoy88
    Thanks for sharing your story. You hit the nail right on the head. I'm still holding my breath... one more step for me. Congrats on passing
  11. by   CBsMommy
    Congrats on passing! Your story sounded a lot like mine. I shed a few tears after I walked out of the testing center and was stunned the entire 5 hour trip home. LOL. I also didn't believe it until I was issued my license number.
  12. by   sirwin1970
    I just did my LPN last week. I felt like I failed. Did the Pearson trick with good pop-up. 2 days later paid $7.95 for early results it said pass. Still waiting on license number. Congrats! The trick works, we had 2 to fail and they went all the way to where you put in credit card info.
  13. by   supermancokitty
    I took mine today also and I got the good pop up from the PVT
    I keep checking the FL BON site beacuse my classmates got their
    license numbers the very next day
    so believe you me I'll be checking that site like crazy

    Good luck to you
  14. by   ro2878
    Congrats OP!!

    I laughed when you said you had books all over your kitchen table - I'm scheduled to take NCLEX 1st week in February and my books are all over the house! I completed the Kaplan class and am doing my Qbank questions, have the LaCharity book, and am trying to go back over my class notes (is trying to go over notes just too crazy?!!).

    I did very well in RN school and am getting high 60's to an occasional low 70 on Kaplan but am getting panicked that there is just too much info to review. Did you ever get over this feeling? Also, how did you feel the level of difficulty of NCLEX questions were compared to Kaplan? Did you even try to tackle all of Kaplan's meds?

    Lastly, did you just stick to "the basics" or study any of the critical care stuff (vents, IICP monitoring, EKGs - beyond the basics...). I'm asking because I haven't yet come across those type of questions on Kaplan.

    Thanks for any advice & congrats again!